zulily – Why Work For Us?

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day - all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more.

Are you up for the opportunity to be part of something fantastic? That's exactly what we have to offer. Founded in Seattle, Washington, in 2009, zulily is an exciting place to work. It's like no place else!


People who thrive on innovation flourish at zulily. We're dedicated to customer care, to technology, and to creating an amazing shopping experience. Together, we achieve incredible results by exceeding the expectations of our customers - and ourselves - every day.

When you visit zulily's offices, expect to discover an energetic environment. As you walk around, you might see photo studios buzzing with activity. You might see boxes filled with tutus. You'll definitely see people working hard, and laughing hard too.

Interested in working at zulily but don't see a perfect opening to match your skills? That's okay! You never know what will pop up, so we want to hear from you. We're always looking for new members to join the zulily team.

To see all open positions, visit us at www.zulily.com/careers

Darrell Cavens | CEO
Prior to starting zulily, Darrell most recently spent a year at Microsoft, and almost nine years at Blue Nile. Darrell started at Blue Nile in 1999, just a few months after the company was founded. There he worked in various roles, most recently as senior vice president of marketing and technology. Prior to joining Blue Nile, Darrell spent a number of years at Starwave, a Seattle-based Internet company, working on large web properties like ESPN.com and ABCNews.com. Before moving to Seattle, Darrell worked as a project manager and consultant at Ingenia Communications in Canada. Darrell has a seven-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son that keep him entertained and busy when he is not working.

Luke Friang | CIO
Luke was most recently vice president and chief information officer at drugstore.com, inc. where he oversaw all aspects of technology strategy, planning, development and operations. Prior to drugstore, he was senior director of e-commerce technologies at Costco Wholesale, Inc. and held a variety of roles at The Spiegel Group and its associated companies, including Eddie Bauer and The Spiegel Catalog. At Eddie Bauer, he served as director of Internet technologies and was responsible for the development of www.eddiebauer.com in 1999 and 2000. Luke serves on the board of directors for the WTIA (Washington Technology Information Association), enjoys playing competitive football and coaching teams for his twelve-year-old daughter and ten-year-old son.

Marc Stolzman | CFO
Marc joins the team from action sports lifestyle retailer, Zumiez, where he served as CFO and Corporate Secretary and as its Principal Accounting Officer. Marc brings over twenty years of financial and retail experience to zulily. Prior to Zumiez, Marc held positions as the CFO of Blue Nile, CFO of Imperium Renewables Inc., SVP Finance & Business Development of Starbucks Coffee International and CFO of Starbucks Japan. When not working, Marc enjoys cooking with his wife, exploring wines, and trying to keep up with the activities of his four children.

Bob Spieth | COO
Bob comes to zulily from OHL, a third-party logistics company, where he served most recently as President of Contract Logistics and previously as CIO. Earlier in his career, Bob worked for McKinsey & Company and Arrow Electronics, and served as an officer in the US Army. He holds an AB in Physics from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and their two twenty-something daughters.

Lori Twomey | Chief Merchant
Lori was most recently the president of Charming Direct/Crosstown Traders, where she launched the Lane Bryant Woman catalogue in 2007. Prior to joining Crosstown Traders, she spent 16 years with Eddie Bauer in merchandising, product development and new business development, most recently as GMM of Eddie Bauer Direct. Lori loves to spend time in the outdoors, especially running marathons and half marathons.

Dave Atchison | Senior Vice President, Marketing
Dave joins us from RedEnvelope, where he was the head of marketing and analytics. Before working at RedEnvelope, Dave was the director of marketing for ProvideCommerce (ProFlowers). Previously, Dave founded a startup in the digital media space and spent a number of years as a strategic consultant for several Fortune 1000 companies. Dave and his wife recently welcomed a new addition to their family, a baby girl, and look forward to all the joys of parenthood (and eventually sleeping through the night).

Colleen McKeown | Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Prior to joining zulily as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Colleen was most recently the global VP of HR at Fluke, a Danaher company. Her previous experience includes a variety of senior level positions in sales, human resources, and labor relations in some of the nation’s largest companies, such as PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, eFunds, and Northwest Airlines. Colleen keeps busy with two teenage daughters. Her family enjoys spending their free time together traveling and gardening, and they consider shopping a bona fide hobby (on zulily of course!).​​​


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    Zulily Speed is no joke

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    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at zulily full-time (less than an year)


    While Zulily is a very chill place (come and go as needed, just get your work done) there is a term here called Zulily Time. That means move fast and don't worry about breaking things. Obviously you can't break the site and services, but small interruptions while seeking out better methods for getting things done aren't met with a shaming or beating, instead you just learn from your mistake and try again. It is very intimidating at first, but once you learn to live this way, things get really exciting.

    Also you get all the free coffee you can handle.

    Very low on the politics crap that some companies have, if you have an idea, and it will better the company, it will be heard to the top.

    There is a gym on-site, not owned by Zulily, but available for free to all employees.


    No soda machines. No ice machines. No cold water (there is room temp water or hot water). HR seems a little rough to interface with. HR seems a little afraid of humans. No paid transit. Parking in Seattle borders insane, and riding transit is the only real way to get to work. Parking as of now is $200/mo!

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    Hook up the employees with coffee alternatives. Water is nice, but cold water and soda with caffeine are better.

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zulily Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at zulily in October 2014.

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    2 Phone Screen
    5 Onsite interviews

    2 Phone screens were easy, few programming questions and design questions. Onsite interview mix of coding, design questions. I thought I did pretty well but did not get the offer.

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zulily Awards & Accolades

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Next Tech Titan, GeekWire, 2013
Startup Deal of the Year, GeekWire, 2013
Tech Impact Award (Consumer/Retail), Seattle Business Magazine, 2012
Favorite 50 (Online Retailers), National Retail Federation, 2014
Venture Capital Award of Excellence, Ernst & Young, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.zulily.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Public (ZU)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Gilt Groupe, ideeli, Rue La La

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily is fast-paced, data-driven and down to earth company with unique and challenging tech problems to solve. Mostly moms shop here, but all kinds of smart people work here.

Founded in 2009 and launched in early 2010, zulily (lower case z) went public in November of...

Mission: We're creating something different.
We're redefining online commerce with our dedication to innovation. We're building a great brand by delivering an amazing customer...

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